From Sleepless to Slumber Baby Sleep Series
Hey, there! If you’re just tuning in, this is the fifth post in my new baby sleep series, From Sleepless to Slumber. Baby sleep is one of the most important (and scary) aspects of motherhood. If you’re preparing for your baby or in the mix of exhausted, sleepless nights, then this is for you!
Before we begin, here are the other posts:
Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night – Introduction to From Sleepless to Slumbering Series
How to Get a Breastfed Baby to Sleep Through the Night
How to Get a Breastfed Baby to Sleep Through the Night: How You Can Have Amazing Sleep with a Breastfed Baby
I want to combat the myth that you’ll never get a breastfed baby to sleep through the night. Breastfeeding your baby should not and does not condemn you to months of awful, infrequent sleep. As a new mom, I shared my nighttime woes with pediatricians, lactation consultants, and other breastfeeding mamas. I expected to hear wise advice on how to extend my daughter’s nighttime hours (by 6 weeks, she was sleeping 4 hours at a time). The only “advice” I received was to “go with the flow” and “not worry about it.”
Have you been told the same thing? What about these?
It isn’t normal for a breastfed baby to sleep through the night.
These baby days will go by so fast. You won’t miss the sleep.
I believe you can treasure every second of babyhood without being exhausted. You can maintain your supply without sacrificing your baby’s independence.
If you are desperate for some sleep, you’ve come to the right place. This is a relatively short post, compared to the rest of the articles in the From Sleepless to Slumber Series, but I truly believe that these tips can boost your success with your baby’s sleep and improve your daily routines.